continuative: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-tin'y-ā"tiv, -u-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending or serving to continue; causing continuation or prolongation.
  2. expressing continuance of thought.
  3. expressing a following event. In They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe, the second clause is continuative.
  4. (of a verbal form or aspect) expressing continuation.
  1. something continuative.
  2. a continuative word or expression.
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